Get Your Moves On with Sandra Duran Wilson | Donna Downey Studios Inc
Get Your Moves On with Sandra Duran Wilson
Studio Workshop

Get Your Moves On with Sandra Duran Wilson

  • Instructor Sandra Duran Wilson
  • Date September 27-28, 2017
Reserve your seat before spots run out!

"Get Your Moves On" Workshop with Sandra Duran Wilson

Sept 27-28, 2017

Class Description:

This class is the ultimate painting and mixed media class. Not only will you learn some new ways to push your paint around, you will also learn how to use tools to create texture, depth, line, highlights and shadow. Learn how to use palette knives, razors, skewers and specialty brushes such as liners, flats and rounds. Become the master of depth and add contrast to your paintings by adding highlights and building shadows. Shadows are built up in layers and add wonderful 3-D effects. Glazing and using reverse techniques to bring light back to a painting will be shared. Squeegees and specialty tools will be made in class.

We will experiment with some found tools, learn how to use viscosity to move paint and work with matte and gloss sheens. Blending without getting mud is the key here. You will learn both implied and applied textures and of course there will be a transfer. Whether you are a realistic painter or an abstract painter, this class will teach you ways to use tools, layer glaze colors, blend colors and add light and darks for added depth in your painting. Many of these methods are not taught in workshops. You may discover them on your own, but save yourself a lot of time and jump start your next painting.

Artist Bio: Sandra Duran Wilson is an award winning artist whose work is found in private, corporate and civic collections across North America, Europe and Australia. She is represented in galleries in both the US and Australia. She is a trained printmaker and painter and has been teaching locally and internationally for over 15 years. She is the author of 5 art technique books, her work appears in numerous publications and she has several DVD's on mixed media painting.

She uses her background in experimental science to develop new ways to work with mixed media. "Exploration and experimentation are my obsessions. I spend days trying different things and then share the results in my books, DVDs and classes. I love to awaken the passion embedded in each person and to assist them in learning the language to express their own unique vision. I find working with all levels of artists to be the most rewarding and encouraging the question, what if...?"

Event Schedule
Wednesday  Sept 27th - 10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday Sept 28th - 10:00am-5:00pm

Workshops Policies : Half-day, full-day, multi-day workshops, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. Once you purchase a workshop you will be enrolled.

Due to limited class size, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will put you in contact with the first person on the list to whom you can offer your class spot. If the person on the list accepts, then that person will need to pay you for your spot and once that transaction is complete and both parties are satisfied, we will transfer your spot to the other person. If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds.

Emergency Cancelations : In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. In this situation, all fees will be reimbursed to students in full.

If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out, please send an email to and you will be put on a waiting list.

Questions? Contact

Studio events are a 2-4 day immersion in mixed-media art and journaling. These creative weekends are filled with the process driven exploration of creative mediums and applications in an intimate, supportive environment, challenging students to expand their creativity through the exploration of new artistic methods and mediums.


What airport do I fly into?
Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina

Do I need to rent a car?
No, we will pick you up from the airport and shuttle you each day to the studio

Where can I park?
Parking is located along the left side of the building

Which hotel do I book?

Hilton Garden Inn (located 4 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
9315 Statesville Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28269
Phone: +1-704-597-7655

To register online for the special event rate, click here or call and use Donna Downey Studios corporate code 3147250

If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out,
please send an email to and you will be put on a waiting list.
Questions? Contact